Mazal Tov to Second Life. I did want to catch the exact moment they passed the 6,000,000 "total residents". and then I had phones, emails, and people to meet in Second Life. So I missed it in 2-3 days. This means -- i think -- more than 50,000 users a day!! pretty amazing.
Also -- I actually feel the system works better. I think the new texture cache system is really doing the work. Still lots of bugs... but in the right direction.